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Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition 1.5 TB vs 1 TB

I am getting a new computer that has a 1TB drive.

I want to purchase a Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition back up.

They have 2 models:

One is: C01W015 with a 1.5TB drive $700

The other is: C01W010 with a 1TB drive $499

Won't I need the larger one because when you do a back up, it backs up your whole computer including free space?

Unless there is a way to stop it from coping the free space?

If there is no way, then with the 1TB, I will not have any room left to save other data right?

I believe that the 1.5 has 2 drives split in half and you get an additional 500 gigabytes correct?

Any help would be appreciated before I purchase it.

The difference is only $200, but I still don't want to spend the extra money if I really don't have to.

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Just one problem. Hard disks are not backup.

In reply to: Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition 1.5 TB vs 1 TB

It's not a matter of if, but when you'll lose disk content. Where is your "real" backup?


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Just one problem. Hard disks are not backup

In reply to: Just one problem. Hard disks are not backup.

Then what is? Tape?

Forget CD and DVD.

They are constantly not readable after saving info on them. I have multiple back ups, but they fail many times. Lucky I have software that can sometimes read a bad cd/dvd.

I am only interested in having full backup in case computer crashes and to save valuable files. I also use it to back up my email. I have had crashes before having the back ups and had wished I had a back up to replace all my data. It took me over a week to get it back.

What are the chances that both hard drives go out at the same time?

I have had Matrox back up disks for many years starting with the 6000XT, which now backs up my notebook. I added a new OneTouch for my main computer and so far knock on wood, they are both working.

Once I get the new one, the OneTouch will go to my notebook and I will get rid of the 6000XT.

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What many forget is to rotate the media.

In reply to: Just one problem. Hard disks are not backup

I have 3 sets of backups. As I rotate the sets, if there is any glitch or issue I change out that media for new media. Some won't do that and lose content.

"My stuff" fits on a handful of DVDRW media.


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